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Israeli doctors shared the secrets of success in the fight against coronavirus

Time adopted strict quarantine measures, thoughtful use of new drug development, the correct application of the ventilator, a well-functioning health system has allowed Israel to achieve a good performance in the fight against the epidemic of coronavirus in the country, told RIA Novosti doctors working directly with patients COVID-19.

"First, we are the first in the world shut down air service to China, we were among the first in the world closed their borders and air and sea, and other. And one of the first in the world began to put people into isolation after contact with an infected person or after returning from abroad. It was a very important strategic move, which has helped greatly and at the same time to spread the virus because of isolation into which Israel itself was placed", - told RIA Novosti infectious disease physician Galina Goltsman.

Strict quarantine measures adopted in March, allowed, according to doctors, to reduce the burden on hospitals, to deploy additional compartments for coronavirus patients and focus on work with risk groups. According to the infectious diseases, special attention was paid to nursing homes.

At very low mortality rate from coronavirus, according to Ministry of health of Israel, about 50% of deaths occur in nursing homes. Another center of epidemiological risk of steel city with a dense accommodation of religious Jewish communities, where, according to doctors, every third person could be infected with the coronavirus. Hospital Mana and Yeshua in the city of Bnei Brak, whose population professes Orthodox Judaism, according to its Director, Professor Moti Ravid, successfully coped with the peak incidence of the disease.

"First, Bnei Brak is the most populated city in Israel. The population density of the city is 5 times more than in tel Aviv. Once the epidemic began, we knew that we would have a lot of infected. So we immediately opened a large office and separate waiting room. We only have 320 beds, of which 62 were selected for coronavirus patients. We ordered all medical staff to use protection. Not only in the Department COVID-19. We had no infections of patients from doctors and doctors from the patients", - told RIA Novosti Director of the hospital.

During the pandemic in the clinic of Professor Ravid died 16 patients, most of them elderly. This low rate the physician explains the correct use of the ventilator.

"It is important to note that this method of artificial respiration at COVID-19 different from other respiratory diseases. Moreover, if you use the usual technique, it can kill a patient with coronavirus. At our hospital, we realized it fast enough. In addition, we did not use all offered medications that have many side effects. These drugs affect primarily the heart. We had a patient that did not respond to this treatment, and we decided not to use it. Coronavirus often damages not only the lungs but also the heart. 15% of patients had inflammation of the heart muscle," he told Ravid.

Drugs, by contrast, proven, used by Israeli doctors earlier than in Europe.

According to the evening environment in Israel since the beginning of the epidemic were identified 377 17 infected people died a total of 291 people. Even at the peak of the incidence of medical system was not overloaded. Doctors, drugs and the ventilator was enough for all those in need of patients.

According to doctors, their role in the successful fight against COVID-19 played a significant injection of funds into health care. For each patient, was prepared for a separate box, and the number of the ventilator considerably exceeded the number of seriously ill patients. Currently in Israel, despite a small increase in the number of infected after the lifting of quarantine measures, the number of seriously ill patients continues to decline. On artificial ventilation of lungs in hospitals in the country are less than 30 of patients with coronavirus.

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